New William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston taking shape
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As the steel supports go up the size and shape of a much anticipated new pub is now clear to see.
The William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston High Street is due to open in February.
Originally the new watering hole was meant to open in July, but the discovery of a crypt on the site with bodies in pushed the opening date back while archaeologists investigated.
MORE: Opening of new Gorleston Wetherspoons pub pushed back until next yearThe pub is due to open on the former GT Motors site, which before that was the site of a bomb damaged church which was demolished in 1957.
After a competition in this newspaper to name the pub, William Adams was the most popular name.
He was born in Gorleston in 1864 and is credited with saving 140 lives while he was a bathing hut attendant on the town's beach.
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As well as paying tribute to Mr Adams, the pub will also remember the history of the site it will occupy with the installation of a blue plaque.
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